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Old LCOs never die ...

Betsan Powys | 11:13 UK time, Thursday, 19 March 2009

You've seen the stickers in the back of car windows.

Old rugby players never die, they just pass away.
Old accountants never die, they just lose their balance.

So what would the 'Old LCO' version be I wonder?

I'm asking because the debate on the Housing LCO that was to happen in the House of Commons on Monday has been postponed. It was looking increasingly likely that the Lords, who were to debate the LCO after Easter, would vote it down as it's drafted. That would have been fatal to plans to transfer powers from Westminster to Cardiff Bay and a big embarrassment all round.

I'm back to: What next?

Back to a (re)drafting board somewhere by the sounds of things.

Just last week the Counsel General Carwyn Jones was bullish and "confident that there is no difficulty in terms of the vires of the LCO".

Jointly the Wales Office and the Assembly Government emphasised their confidence in the legality of the Order.

So if old LCOs never die ... what next?


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